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Poster: tohoscope Date: Jul 17, 2009 9:56am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Plan 9 From Outer Space -- broken :(

The link you post to is not the movie Plan 9 From Outer Space. It's an audio recording called Plan 9 From Outer Space: A NIGHTMARE RHAPSODY.

"Basis of Claim: New Matter: compilation of preexisting recordings; editing, additional sound effects."

In other words, this guy took the Plan 9 From Outer Space soundtrack AND ADDED EXTRA STUFF TO IT. This is a work that is not the same thing as the original movie. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN! This guy's copyright claim is USING a public domain movie as the basis for a new work. It's not the same thing.

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Poster: jonc Date: Jul 17, 2009 12:49pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Plan 9 From Outer Space -- Hey, Video-Cellar, what do you say?

Ed Wood's wife requested a copyright renewal in 1984:

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Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V1989P321
Date of Recordation: 1984-06-22
Entire Copyright Document: V1989P321-328
Date of Execution: 11Jun84
Registration Number Not Verified: PA 112-906.
Title: Plan 9 from outer space; motion picture / PA 112-906.
Notes: Assignment.
Party 1: Mrs. Edward D. Wood, Jr., successor of rights of Reynolds Pictures, Inc. & The Estate of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Party 2: Wade H. Williams 3d.

Names: Wood, Mrs. Edward D., Jr.
Williams, Wade H. 3d
Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Edward D. Wood, Jr., Estate of
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What's interesting about this is that Plan 9 was released in 1959; The request came in the 25th year of the original term. Technically, the request had to come in the 28th year in order to be implemented. No request was made at that time. Video-Cellar, what do you think?

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Poster: tohoscope Date: Jul 17, 2009 12:52pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Plan 9 From Outer Space -- Hey, Video-Cellar, what do you say?

Any Copyright Lawyers out there who are fans of Plan 9? Could you clear this up?